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    Justin Tyler Sawyer (20), believed to have been killed in a robbery, found dead almost 3 months after he went missing

    https://www.newschannel5.com/news/cl...g-persons-case

    Clarksville Police and Kentucky State Police are working the case of a missing Clarksville man, in which foul play is suspected.

    Clarksville Police said Justin Tyler Sawyer was reported missing on December 17. He was last seen at the Shell station off Exit 89 of Interstate 24 in Oak Grove, Kentucky. Sawyer was wearing a black shirt, jean jacket and red sneakers.

    Police are working to identify the man pictured below, as seen in surveillance footage. He is identified as a person of interest in this case.

    Officers also provided a picture of Sawyer's car.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the tipline at 931-645-8477.


    Justin:

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    This doesn't look good. This was heading into Kentucky and not into Tennessee. From there the roads lead west (St. Louis, Chicago) or east (Louisville, Lexington). My directions may be off.

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    https://clarksvillenow.com/local/mis...t-seen-dec-17/



    No new info, just bumping to add another pic because the other one wasn't great quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queena View Post
    This doesn't look good. This was heading into Kentucky and not into Tennessee. From there the roads lead west (St. Louis, Chicago) or east (Louisville, Lexington). My directions may be off.
    Clarksville is on the KY/TN border and is home of Fort Campbell. Clearly he is not military, but does Justin come from a military family?

    He's a handsome young man, I hope he's found soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    Clarksville is on the KY/TN border and is home of Fort Campbell. Clearly he is not military, but does Justin come from a military family?

    He's a handsome young man, I hope he's found soon.
    I'm aware. I'm not sure. I meant to ask my sister in law. She lives in the area and is friends with someone in his family.

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    https://clarksvillenow.com/local/thi...justin-sawyer/

    The third of three men wanted in the “disappearance and believed death” of a missing Clarksville man has been arrested.

    Marquell Devont’e Sims, 22, of Oak Grove, was in custody at Christian County, Kentucky, Jail early Thursday, according to jail records. He was booked on charges of robbery, assault and kidnapping.

    Working with the Clarksville Police Department, Kentucky State Police has been investigating the disappearance of Justin Tyler Sawyer, who was reported missing in Clarksville on Dec. 17.

    The KSP investigation led to three suspects.

    On Jan. 5, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Dawuan Davis, 20, of Clarksville on charges of robbery, kidnapping (with serious physical injury) and assault. Davis was located that evening at an apartment complex on Mandarin Drive in Oak Grove. Davis was arrested and lodged in the Christian County Detention Center.

    On Jan. 7, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Gene “Doug” Henry, 36, of Oak Grove on charges of abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. Henry was located at the same apartment complex on Jan. 11. He was arrested and lodged in the Christian County Detention Center.

    On Jan. 7, an arrest warrant was obtained for Sims on charges of complicity to robbery, complicity to kidnapping (with serious physical injury) and complicity to assault. He had been at large until Thursday morning.

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    On Jan. 7, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Gene “Doug” Henry, 36, of Oak Grove on charges of abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.
    So it sounds like the police know what happened to Justin. I was hoping this would end better.

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    https://www.11alive.com/article/news...4-a982f3b13dfe

    Every day, like clockwork, Lauren Sawyer would get a phone call from her brother, Justin. When her phone didn't ring on Dec.17, Lauren and her mother knew something happened to their best friend.

    "His phone went straight to voicemail," 25-year-old Lauren said. "My mom immediately knew something was wrong. She said she had that gut feeling in her stomach that she knew my brother had been hurt."

    They quickly packed their bags and headed to Tennessee, where Justin was living at the time as a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga business major. He dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur.

    When they arrived, Lauren said none of Justin's friends had heard from him and that his room was unlocked.

    That's when she filed a missing person's report.

    "Where is my brother? That goes through my head every day," she said.

    More than two months later, the search for the 20-year-old Covington native, who Lauren said is smart and loved music continues.

    She said they won't stop. They plan to keep fighting until they find him.

    "Every day people tell me 'you're so strong'," she said. "No, I'm not. My brother is my strength. I know he fought. Whether he is dead or alive, my brother fought. Knowing the fighter he is is what makes me fight."

    There are still more questions than answers. However, we do know three people were arrested over the border in Kentucky back in January in connection to Sawyer’s disappearance and “believed death," as the Kentucky State Police report put it.

    A joint investigation on behalf of the Kentucky State Police and the Clarksville Police Department led to the arrest of 20-year-old Dawuan Davis, of Clarksville, Tenn., 36-year-old Gene “Doug” Davis, of Oak Grove, Ky., 22-year-old Marquell Devont’e Sims, of Oak Grove, Ky. All three were found and arrested in the state of Kentucky.

    Justin's car was also found days after his disappearance in Cartersville, Georgia. Lauren said investigators have been keeping her family updated on the case.

    "They found [the car] by going through Davis's text messages," she said.

    According to Lauren, Davis and Sims forced Justin into his vehicle to drive.

    "They made my brother drive," she said. "They shot him in one leg. My brother kept driving. [Davis] shot my brother in the other leg and when he got out of the vehicle he collapsed."

    She added that Davis then drove off with Justin in the backseat, and was never seen again. She said investigators told her that Davis spray-painted Justin's white car black to avoid authorities.

    11Alive has contacted detectives and is working to obtain more information involving Justin's disappearance.

    "I didn't even care about the car, I didn't care about them being arrested even though I want them arrested don't get me wrong," she said. "All I want is my brother. That's it."

    While still more questions than answers remain, the largest one is where Justin could be right now.

    The family previously worked with an organization called Find Me in hopes of locating Justin. However, members of the group came up with multiple options regarding the possibility of his whereabouts.

    On Saturday, Lauren and her family plan on holding a candlelight vigil in Covington at 4 p.m. to pray for his return.

    "I would die for my brother," she said. "I wish I could trade places with him. That's how much I love him. I love him more than I love myself."

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    I knew it was coming, but this makes me sad. He had so much potential and was so loved.

    https://www.wkrn.com/news/crime-trac...n-clarksville/

    The body of a missing Clarksville man was located Tuesday.

    Clarksville police reported the body of 20-year-old Justin Sawyer was recovered in Clarksville Tuesday afternoon.

    Sawyer disappeared on Dec. 17, 2020 and investigators believe he was killed as part of a robbery.

    Two of the men previously charged in this case have pleaded not guilty in Christian County, Kentucky on Wednesday.

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